Country music star and two-time Grammy winner Miranda Lambert has introduced unhappy information. Her treasured canine, Jessi, has handed away at 13 ½ years previous. She shared the information on Instagram, writing, “Today we had to say goodbye to our sweet Jessi.”

The loss comes simply 9 months after the passing of Jessi’s littermate, Waylon. Lambert and her mom discovered Jessi and Waylon on an Oklahoma roadside in the course of a sleet storm in 2008 when the pair was simply six-weeks-old.


Jessi and Waylon went on to turn out to be the inspiration behind the MuttNation Foundation, a rescue based by Lambert and her mother in 2009 and devoted to saving canines in want. Though her canines are gone now, they’ve left Lambert with a coronary heart full of affection and recollections.

Family Found

Driving down an Oklahoma roadway within the icy fall, Lambert by no means anticipated to identify a pair of golden puppies. Of course, as a canine lover, she rescued the pair, a little bit boy and woman in want of a mother. She dubbed them Waylon and Jessi because of the album of selection enjoying at that second.

“We were listening to the ‘I am Jessi Colter’ album. That’s how they got their names,” Lambert shared.


Jessi Colter was spouse to Waylon Jennings and, because of that album, each pups discovered their names whereas on the identical time discovering among the finest canine mothers round. But irrespective of how wonderful mother may be, canines nonetheless must go, and in her passing, Jessi and Waylon have been reunited in a spot of no ache or struggling.

“We lost Waylon last October but we got to have Jessi just a little longer,” Lambert defined.  “But the truth is they belong together. They always have. I know she missed him terribly and we are so thankful to have had extra time.”


Found collectively in life, Jessi and Waylon have discovered one another as soon as extra over the Rainbow Bridge. Read Lambert’s heartbreaking goodbye to Waylon and be taught simply what a tremendous brother Jessi had in life. You can even learn the way Lambert planted a tree in tribute to Waylon.


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 Saying Good-Bye Hurts, But the Love is Worth the Pain

As Jessi left, Miranda shared, “We sent her off with the song ‘Storms Never Last’ from the same record she heard playing the first time I put her in my truck.”

Certainly, a becoming tribute to a canine who introduced her coronary heart a lot pleasure.



After their rescue and all through their lives, Jessi and Waylon have been cared for by the medical groups of Animalia Health & Wellness and VRSM in Franklin, Tennessee. Lambert thanked them for the “extra years we wouldn’t have had with Jessi and Way and I’m so grateful.”

Mom to Jessi for over 13 years and at all times a canine lover, Lambert mentioned, “I can’t put into words what a dog’s love does to a heart. But if you have one you already know.”


Lambert understands the magic of canines in addition to the ache of dropping them, writing, “It’s so hard to let them go but the love is worth it.”

She couldn’t be extra proper. Still, on this second of mourning, our hearts are sending out love and assist to assist Lambert by way of this time of heartbreak.

Feature Image: @mirandalambert/Instagram

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